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BLUES & TWOS

Dedicated to the Memory of Eddie Gentles 1945 - 2012, A Husband, A Father and A Friend to Many. May He Rest In Peace

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Photo courtesy of Eddie’s friend, Jonathan Ryan ( www.tipperaryphotos.com ).

This website was established in 2005 by Eddie Gentles. Since then, up to his very untimely passing, Eddie worked tirelessly building, improving and updating the site. Eddie loved, and was very proud of the website and the success it became. It was Eddie's expressed wish that, should anything happen to him, blues-twos.com should live on and go from strength to strength. We never imagined that day would arrive so soon and we are all shocked and deeply saddened by Eddie's sudden passing. To respect Eddie's wishes, and those of his family, and to honour his memory, we will do our best to continue to grow the website. This will only be possible with the continued support and help of all who have contributed to the site since day one. We have set up a new email address to contact the site and our choice of address reflects that this will always be Eddie's website, we're just looking after it for him. We look forward to your continued support and we thank you for your visit.

David & Eamon.


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NEW SITE EMAIL ADDRESS: eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com


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"The original site covering ALL Ireland"


IMPORTANT NOTICE 



March 22nd 2015


It has come to our attention that a person recently sought access to a fireground using an ID card claiming to represent this website. We wish to make it clear that this person is in NO way connected to www.blues-twos.com and any ID card they may have is entirely fake.

As administrators we are the only two people entitled to say we represent this website. We take this misrepresentation of our good names and that of our website very seriously and request that should this occur again that the fire crew / O.I.C. contact us directly on our email address eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com

Many thanks,
David Lennox and Eamon Doyle,
Website Administrators.

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SITE UPDATED 18th August 2016

Northern Ireland Airports & Industrial Appliances page Updated

Northern Ireland HQ, Eastern and Western pages Updated.

Homepage Updated

Clare page Updated

Northern Ireland Western Command, Dublin Fire Brigade Bravo, Charlie and Foxtrot pages Updated

Dublin Fire Brigade Echo page Updated

Tipperary pages updated

Homepage updated

Industrial Appliances page Updated

Newly refurbished Delta 45 added to DFB Delta District page

Shannon Airport page Updated

Northern Ireland HQ, Southern and Western pages updated.

Northern Ireland HQ, Eastern and Northern pages updated.

Waterford County page Updated

DFB Alpha and Echo districts updated 

Homepage updated

Kilkenny page updated 

Kildare page updated 


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Photos and Information from your area always welcome,
Please contact the website if you can help
Email us at : eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com
Phone / Text : 086 6485298
THANK YOU

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Volvo FMX 4x4 pumps delivered to NIFRS

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The first 3 completed Volvo FMX 4x4 pumps have been deliverd to the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service. They are pictured awaiting their PDI and registration.

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New to Co. Wicklow

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This ex UK 2003 MAN TGA 26.360 Incident Response Unit with Moffet mounted forklift has just been acquired by Wicklow Co. Fire and Rescue. 
Our thanks to John McAteer for the use of his photo

DFB Delta 45 Refurbished

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DFB Delta 45 TRV has recently undergone extensive refurbishment by HPMP Fire, Tullow Co. Carlow.

3 New Ambulances for DFB

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Dublin Fire Brigade has just taken delivery of 3 new ambulances. Featuring Wilker CEN bodies on Mercedes Sprinter 519 chassis, the new vehicles are now on the run at Dolphin's Barn, Phibsboro and Finglas fire stations. 

NEW To Co. Kerry

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2000 Dennis Sabre / Emergency One WrL - 00 KY 10068 - Now on the run in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

From West Midlands to Co. Tipperary

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New to Tipperary Fire and Rescue is this 2002 Volvo / JDC WrL, 02 TN 6060.  Ex West Midlands, it is currently being used for advanced driver training. Our thanks to Jonathan Ryan of Tipperaryphotos.com for the use of his photo. 

Dublin Airport Fire & Rescue Service Training Rig

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FIRST Class B Built By HPMP Fire

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A double "first" occured recently when HPMP Fire, Tullow, Co. Carlow completed their first Class B Fire Appliance on a 300 BHP Renault Midlum chassis, the first of its kind in Ireland. The appliance, 12 MH 2542, has gone on the run in Kells, Co. Meath. Our thanks to HPMP for the photos of the new appliance.

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NEW Fire Service Trust Website

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The Fire Service Trust website has been completely revamped by webmaster Martin Thompson and was relaunched on August 24th. It is the number 1 source for photos and information relating to the history of Irish firefighting and fire appliances as well as many preserved and restored vehicles. We would like to wish Martin all the best with his new website.

Click HERE to visit the new website

FDNY NEW Ferrara Rescue 1

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New Ferrara Rescue 1 en route to a shout in Battery Park, Manhattan. The new "Freedom Tower" at Ground Zero may be seen in the background. Many thanks to Gerry Duane for these photos.

For More FDNY Photos Click HERE

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Dublin Airport Fire and Rescue Service Fleet 2012

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(Above) - The Full Line-Up at Dublin Airport Fire Station, April 2012 and (Below) - The First Emirates Flight to land at Dublin Airport is escorted by the Fire and Rescue Service. Our sincere thanks to retired ACFO John Curran for sharing these pictures.

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Where am I?
Obvious question maybe, but if you call the fire service will they be able to find you quickly? Especially if you're in a rural area, directions need to be clear and understandable. Depending on what county you are in, the control centre you're talking to could be in CASTLEBAR, LIMERICK or DUBLIN, so they may not be familiar with local landmarks.

Is your smoke alarm working? If a fire was to start tonight, will it warn you?
It takes about 20 seconds to test it, just get a sweeping brush handle and press the test button.
Not a whole lot of effort considering it could save you and your families life.

Click HERE > > > Fire Safety Information & Tips < < <

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Website Creator, Eddie Gentles RIP.

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Message from the Webmasters

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"The Team" - (L) Eamon Doyle & (R) David Lennox pictured with Nicholas Bejger (C).

THANK YOU everyone... Over 600,000 'hits' - and the site is STILL growing. We are amazed at the Worldwide interest which is shown in it.

Without YOU, our visitors, this would not have been possible.

Despite the 'recession' there are several NEW appliances STILL in the pipeline and we hope, with your assistance, to bring photographs of these to you as they come 'on the run'.

We also wish to thank everyone who contributed to the site over the last number of years and hope that this will continue, UPDATED fleet listings are ALWAYS welcome.....even news on ONE new appliance in YOUR area would be a great help.

Information on Drill/Practice nights in ALL areas and actual addresses of fire stations would also be appreciated.


ANY photo's used on the site will be credited with the name of the sender (Anonimity WILL be respected of course).

Thanks again everyone

Eamon (Doyle) & David (Lennox)

Photographs / Fleet movement information for ALL 32 counties, including crews, are welcome and can be e-mailed to:

eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com


YOUR continued support IS very much appreciated.

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Eddie's Downloadable Files:

Click HERE for Eddie's Photo Gallery's - DOWNLOADABLE.

Dublin FB Fleet-list - August 2007

Dennis Fire Appliance's Designation's Explained

Imported Appliances UPDATED 27th November 2008

Irish Aircraft Register - Latest

Irish Dennis Sabre's

Irish Fleet incl. Northern Ireland UPDATED 26th November 2008

UK database - UPDATED January 2009

*** As these are LARGE files you may find it more convenient to SAVE to your computer and then OPEN ***

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ALL information is included in good faith and any person identifying a concern should contact the webmasters - eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com


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